The WFMT Radio Network

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The WFMT Radio Network creates, seeks out, and distributes radio programs of importance, depth and beauty to stations serving audiences across the United States and around the world. In addition to syndicating concerts by such renowned orchestras as the Chicago Symphony OrchestraNew York PhilharmonicMilwaukee Symphony OrchestraLos Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony, the WFMT Radio Network also makes available signature WFMT shows like Midnight Special with host Rich Warren; Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlinCollector’s Corner with Henry Fogel; and Fiesta! with Elbio Barilari, focusing on the classical music of South America, Spain and Portugal.

And look to the WFMT Radio Network for full seasons of opera from such distinguished companies as Lyric Opera of ChicagoLos Angeles Opera On-Air, and San Francisco Opera. We are also an important source for early music, chamber music, jazz and folk, with shows like Early Music NowChamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Our two celebrated overnight-format satellite services, the classical Beethoven Network with Peter Van De Graff, and Jazz Network with Dee Alexander, Dave Schwan, John Hill, and Leslie Keros are recognized as leaders in their field. The music selections are balanced, sophisticated and engaging.

WFMT Radio Network programs have received every major broadcasting award and honor, including the George Foster Peabody Award, Prix Italia and Major Armstrong Award. In its mission to provide highly affordable programming of the highest quality, the WFMT Radio Network brings the best to the world.

Become a WFMT Radio Network Affiliate

The WFMT Radio Network invites stations everywhere to become WFMT Radio Network Affiliates. In addition to access to our high quality, affordable programming, affiliates receive dedicated service from network relations and distribution staff members that understand your needs, regardless of your station’s size or budget. For more information, please call Estlin Usher, Station Relations Manager, (773) 279-2112.

Series

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24 Pieces

The WFMT Radio Network is proud to make the Opera Series available to our affiliates. The WFMT Radio Network Opera Series is designed to complement the Metropolitan Opera Broadcasts, beginning the week after the Met ends and ending the week before the new season of the Met Broadcasts begin. Opera companies that are featured in this series include Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, and more.


Latest Pieces

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Darkness descends on Exploring Music as Malcolm Arnold leads a pair of drunken bassoonists through a dark foggy peat bog, Henry Cowell conjures a b...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Darkness descends on Exploring Music as Malcolm Arnold leads a pair of drunken bassoonists through a dark foggy peat bog, Henry Cowell conjures a b...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:55
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Darkness descends on Exploring Music as Malcolm Arnold leads a pair of drunken bassoonists through a dark foggy peat bog, Henry Cowell conjures a b...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Darkness descends on Exploring Music as Malcolm Arnold leads a pair of drunken bassoonists through a dark foggy peat bog, Henry Cowell conjures a b...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Darkness descends on Exploring Music as Malcolm Arnold leads a pair of drunken bassoonists through a dark foggy peat bog, Henry Cowell conjures a b...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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Folk music and farce, show tunes and satire, madness and escape!

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:29
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This episode features Balakirev's Octet for Winds and Strings and Beethoven's String Quartet Op. 131 played by the Schumann Quartet.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:29
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This week we hear music of J.C. Bach, Strauss, and Bruckner all led by the great conductor Carl Schuricht.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
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Dutch organist and composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck was given nicknames like 'the Orpheus of Amsterdam' and 'the maker of German organists'. This...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
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Why did so many of music’s great symphonists die after completing their ninth symphony? This week's theme is the curse of the ninth symphony which ...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 58:58